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Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Israel is now within striking distance of having a new government

Political drama in Israel reached a new peak on March 26 when Benny Gantz, chairman of the now ruptured Blue and White alliance, was installed as speaker of the Knesset in Jerusalem.

MENASource by Shalom Lipner

Israel Middle East

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Coronavirus is exacerbating the precarious situation of Syrian refugees and IDPs

As the countries across the world attempt to grapple with the unfolding pandemic, there is a real risk of overlooking the situation of refugees, who due to their living conditions are among the most vulnerable to a serious outbreak. The pandemic comes at a particularly precarious time as the future of Idlib and the EU-Turkey migration deal are in doubt.

MENASource by Pınar Dost

Coronavirus Human Rights

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Coronavirus experiences on the ground in the Middle East

We spoke to several Atlantic Council nonresident fellows based in the region to get a sense of how these events are playing out on the ground.

MENASource by Zineb Riboua

Coronavirus Middle East

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Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Israel is now within striking distance of having a new government

Political drama in Israel reached a new peak on March 26 when Benny Gantz, chairman of the now ruptured Blue and White alliance, was installed as speaker of the Knesset in Jerusalem.

MENASource by Shalom Lipner

Israel Middle East

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Coronavirus is exacerbating the precarious situation of Syrian refugees and IDPs

As the countries across the world attempt to grapple with the unfolding pandemic, there is a real risk of overlooking the situation of refugees, who due to their living conditions are among the most vulnerable to a serious outbreak. The pandemic comes at a particularly precarious time as the future of Idlib and the EU-Turkey migration deal are in doubt.

MENASource by Pınar Dost

Coronavirus Human Rights

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

US strategy in Iraq and the coronavirus plot twist

Tehran is betting that the world is too consumed with managing a pandemic to hold them accountable—and that the US administration is unwilling to stay the course in Iraq because it is too gun shy in an election year and too financially strapped by the coming burden of US unemployment. The implications of a global pandemic make that a risky bet.

New Atlanticist by Kirsten Fontenrose

Conflict Coronavirus

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Dual demand and supply shocks have created historic oil crisis, IEA executive director says

Dramatically lower oil demand due to the coronavirus pandemic and an emerging supply glut caused by the failure of major oil producers to cut production has slammed the global oil market with a crisis “unique in history,” according to Dr. Fatih Birol.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Ending the “Endless War” trope

The trope about ending endless wars is really a way of arguing that the US foreign policy establishment has failed, that the supposed doctrine of interventionism is ineffective and counterproductive, and that the United States should retrench, withdraw, and do less in the world. It is the latest talking point in a long-running debate between advocates of restraint and advocates of engagement. The debate is not whether we want wars to end or not, but about what strategy is best suited to end them on the best terms.

New Atlanticist by Paul D. Miller

Afghanistan Conflict

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

New tensions between Iran and the IAEA threaten the JCPOA

Amid the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, concerns are being expressed by some experts that the disease could hamper the ability of the IAEA to monitor Iran’s nuclear program.

IranSource by Sina Azodi

Coronavirus Iran

Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Aman in Responsible Statecraft: Without international aid, the coronavirus crisis in Iran will spread throughout South Asia

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Slavin quoted in Middle East Eye on how sanctions hinder Iran’s ability to address coronavirus

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Economic Sanctions

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Coronavirus experiences on the ground in the Middle East

We spoke to several Atlantic Council nonresident fellows based in the region to get a sense of how these events are playing out on the ground.

MENASource by Zineb Riboua

Coronavirus Middle East

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Sina Azodi joins the Middle East Programs as Nonresident Fellow

WASHINGTON, DC – March 24, 2020 – The Atlantic Council is pleased to welcome Sina Azodi as a nonresident fellow with the Middle East Programs at the Atlantic Council where he will focus on a range of issues including Iran’s foreign policy, Iran’s nuclear program, nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear weapons, and regional security issues.Mr. Azodi is a PhD candidate […]

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